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Teach kids these key life skills in schools

Focussing on some of the key life skills that I believe every child should be taught; either in secondary school or by parents at home. These include basic first aid, financial planning, touch typing, interview preparation and more.

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Can you measure your success in feet?

No matter what you achieve in life or how successful you are, it's important to take time to appreciate where you've come from and how you've got to where you are.

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‘You wouldn’t feed your kids just water…’

I have something to admit to you today, and it’s this... I sometimes enjoy watching television adverts. The reason? My interest in social psychology, marketing and influence.

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Engage your inner detective

How an unusual, mildly humorous conversation with my wife yielded an interesting and important discussion point for our online safety in the current digital climate.

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Stand up and be counted

William Harold Coltman is a true hero, yet few people will have heard of him. He was awarded the Victoria Cross after the First World War and was described as “the most important soldier,” yet he never fired a shot. Read his story and discover what we can learn from him in our own lives.

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Focus on winning the key battles

At the Wimbledon tennis championships in 2010, John Isner played the longest tennis match in history against Nicolas Mahut. Although he broke a world record, he was beaten in the next round. Read about how this serves as a metaphor for success in business.

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How to react to negative feedback

In 2010 the clothing giant Gap unveiled a new logo design on their Facebook page. The reaction was profoundly negative, requiring quick thinking from management. This article takes a look at how you can use negative feedback to your advantage and the opportunities it can bring.

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End of a Bexhill era

2016 was a year of change for Alastair and, after more than three decades of living in Bexhill, he finally left. Alastair looks back at the work his family has done in Bexhill to create and support events and projects in the town.

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Medical News Today

Alastair founded Medical News Today (MNT) in 2003 and built a company that became a market leader for medical news on the internet, providing concise and accurate health information to an audience of patients and healthcare professionals.

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The Calculator Site

With over three million monthly visits, The Calculator Site has become a much-loved resource for people attempting financial calculations and unit conversions.

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Bexhill Events

Alastair helped spearhead a new era of big events in his home town of Bexhill, providing funding and consultancy for their development into prestigious county-renowned events.

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Bexhill Roaring 20s 2016
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Discover Bexhill

Established in 2003 as an independent, non-profit-making entity, Discover Bexhill became Bexhill's principal promotional tool and was a major contributor towards Bexhill's £280m annual tourism income.

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Local Causes

As an active philanthropist, Alastair has supported many local charities, heritage projects and social causes in Bexhill and the surrounding area.

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‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream’

C.S. Lewis

‘If you don’t have room to fail, you don’t have a way to grow.’

Jonathan Mildenhall (Airbnb)

‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.’

Mark Twain

‘There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions...’

Richard Branson

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